Well life intervened and it was months before I got around to making another piece.
I started beading the cabochon several times, trying to make the bezel fit around the cabochon, just like it did for the "experts" on You-Tube. I didn't have much luck. My cabochon slid out, rolled under my refrigerator or the beads got twisted and became a tangled mess.
Now, my prescribed behavior for these setbacks is to throw the whole piece at the wall while muttering several colorful profanities, but I contained myself, seeing as how I was babysitting my grandson at the time.
I finally decided to go back to the way I had created the first piece. That worked much better and I completed the bezel in no time.
Now it was time to start the peyote round stitch to create the necklace. I found some videos on the aforementioned You-Tube and went to town. Yes, I went to town, but oh, so, slooowly. The town I was going to could have pick up and moved while I was working on this necklace. Did anyone ever tell you that beading a necklace in peyote stitch using 11/0 beads is so boring!! At least, I think so. The piece sat on my studio bench for months, growing in miniscule increments. I really did work on it, but only for a few rows at a time. Much more than that and I wanted to take a nap.
But I finally finished it! And let me state right now, before all you beaders out there show up at my house in angry protest, in retrospect, beading the necklace wasn't that bad and I will probably do it again. But I think I'll wait for the depths of winter before I try.
Here's the finished project. I'm quite proud of it.
Victorian Bordello Beaded Cabochon and Necklace